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Letter: Environment should be in Prosperity fund

To the editor:

Mr. Brad Bennett is completely ignoring the rest of the picture, namely the natural environmental beauty of B.C. (Making the Case for Premier’s Future Vision, Feb. 26 Capital News)

The easiest thing in the world to do is to “go with the flow” and agree that all resources must be extracted, no matter what, in the name of making money.

And yet again, the economy trumps the environment.

Premier Clark’s idea is not visionary; it is yet another attempt to “look good” to voters!

The real Prosperity Fund must be created with long-term, truly green energy alternatives that are sustainable, not with selling our beautiful province out from under our feet.

There is ample opportunity for creation of such alternatives that the provincial government should be encouraging and supporting. As well, this is a real legacy to pass along to future generations.

With all the revelations about the half-truths and even outright lies perpetrated by energy companies just to sell their industry, it is well-known that they have no conscience and couldn’t care less about the mess they leave. It’s just the “cost of doing business” and they don’t live here anyway.

The election in May provides us with the opportunity to change course before it’s too late—before more irreversible damage is done to the environment—and let common sense prevail.

Penny Oyama,

Burnaby

 

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